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ERIC Number: EJ1173466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1556-3847
Three S's of Undergraduate Course Architecture: Compatibilities of Setting, Style and Structure
Robertson, Patricia R.; Wakeling, Victor
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v21 n1 Spr 2018
Three separate baseline decisions are recommended when designing an undergraduate course prior to considering any course content. The "Three S" course design decisions include determining (1) the "setting" (on-campus, online or hybrid), (2) the learning "style" (passive or active), and (3) the learning "structure" (instructor-regulated or student-regulated). This theoretical paper identifies connections within and among these interrelated decisions and illustrates the compatible course design combinations. The paper finds that the online setting has the fewest compatible "Three S" combinations and the hybrid setting has the most compatible combinations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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